Chart Types Overview

The Charts support a wide range of series types.

Categorical Charts

Categorical charts provide built-in support for displaying dates. The categories represent unique values which are not mathematically related to each other.

Examples of categorical charts are Area, Bar, Box Plot, Bullet, and Line Charts.

Circular Charts

Circular charts are divided in slices representing statistical data, which proportionally corresponds to the quantity input of each slice. Circular charts are widely used in the business world and the mass media.

Examples of circular charts are Pie Charts.

Freeform Charts

Freeform charts adopt different forms and use variously structured portions to display data.

Examples of freeform charts are Funnel Charts.

Scatter Charts

Scatter charts are suitable for displaying and comparing different sets of numerical values, for showing the relationships between the values of the data sets, and for plotting two-dimensional data as a series of XY coordinates.

Example of scatter charts are Bubble Charts.

Chart Types Compatibility

Your project might require you to use multiple Chart series types in a single Kendo UI Chart.

However, each Chart series has specifics of its own such as the number of values that define a single series data point, the field names that are supported by the series, or if a specific series has point markers. Also, not all series types can be combined in a single Chart plot area.

The main indicator for the Chart series compatibility is the type of axes the series use to display their values. For example, specific categorical series rely on a single category and a single value axis (Line, Bar, Area), XY series use x and y axes (Scatter, Scatter Line, Bubble), and so on. Another indicator for the Chart series compatibility is the direction of the series—for example, you cannot combine Column and Bar series, or Column and Vertical Line series. Some series have a specific layout that cannot be combined with any other Chart series type.

The following table lists the series types supported by the Chart together with their main properties and demonstrates the Chart series compatibility with each other.

Series Values per Point Field Names Number of Series Has Markers Compatible Series Types
Area 1 field, categoryField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Area, Column, Line, Bullet, Candlestick, Box Plot, Range Column, Range Area, Waterfall
Bar 1 field, categoryField, colorField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField 1 or more no Bar, Vertical Area, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
BoxPlot 7 q1Field, q3Field, lowerField, upperField, medianField, meanField, outliersField, colorField 1 or more no Area, BoxPlot, Line, Range Area
Bubble 3 xField, yField, sizeField, categoryField, colorField, xErrorLowField, xErrorHighField, yErrorLowField, yErrorHighField, noteTextField 1 or more no Bubble, Scatter, Scatter Line
Bullet 2 currentField, targetField, categoryField, colorField, noteTextField 1 or more no Vertical Area, Bullet, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Candlestick 4 openField, closeField, highField, lowField, colorField, downColorField 1 or more no Area, Candlestick, Line, Range Area
Column 1 field, categoryField, colorField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField 1 or more no Area, Column, Line, Range Area
Donut 1 field, categoryField, explodeField, colorField 1 or more no Donut
Funnel 1 field, categoryField, colorField 1 no none
Horizontal Waterfall 1 field, summaryField, categoryField, colorField, noteTextField 1 no Vertical Area, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Line 1 field, categoryField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Area, Column, Bullet, Candlestick, Box Plot, Range Column, Range Area, Waterfall
Ohlc 4 openField, closeField, highField, lowField, colorField, downColorField 1 or more no Area, Line, Ohlc, Range Area
Pie 1 field, categoryField, explodeField, colorField 1 no none
Polar Area 2 xField, yField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Polar Area, Polar Line, Polar Scatter
Polar Line 2 xField, yField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Polar Area, Polar Line, Polar Scatter
Polar Scatter 2 xField, yField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Polar Area, Polar Line, Polar Scatter
Radar Area 1 field, categoryField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Radar Area, Radar Column, Radar Line
Radar Column 1 field, categoryField 1 or more no Radar Area, Radar Column, Radar Line
Radar Line 1 field, categoryField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Radar Area, Radar Column, Radar Line
Range Area 2 fromField, toField, categoryField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Area, Box Plot, Bullet, Candlestick, Column, Line, Ohlc, Range Area, Range Column
Range Bar 2 fromField, toField, categoryField, noteTextField, colorField 1 or more no Range Bar, Vertical Area, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Range Column 2 fromField, toField, categoryField, noteTextField, colorField 1 or more no Area, Line, Range Area, Range Column
Scatter 2 xField, yField, colorField, noteTextField, xErrorLowField, xErrorHighField, yErrorLowField, yErrorHighField 1 or more yes Bubble, Scatter, Scatter Line
Scatter Line 2 xField, yField, noteTextField, xErrorLowField, xErrorHighField, yErrorLowField, yErrorHighField, colorField (colors only the markers) 1 or more yes Bubble, Scatter, Scatter Line
Vertical Area 1 field, categoryField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Bar, Bullet, Horizontal Waterfall, Range Bar, Vertical Range Area, Vertical Box Plot, Vertical Line
Vertical Box Plot 7 q1Field, q3Field, lowerField, upperField, medianField, meanField, outliersField, colorField 1 or more no Vertical Area, Vertical Box Plot, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Vertical Bullet 2 currentField, targetField, categoryField, colorfield, noteTextField 1 or more no Area, Line, Range Area, Vertical Bullet
Vertical Line 1 field, categoryField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Bar, Bullet, Horizontal Waterfall, Range Bar, Vertical Area, Vertical Box Plot, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Vertical Range Area 2 fromField, toField, categoryField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Bar, Bullet, Horizontal Waterfall, Range Bar, Vertical Area, Vertical Box Plot, Vertical Range Area
Waterfall 1 field, summaryField, categoryField, colorField, noteTextField 1 no Area, Line, Waterfall

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